Result of the Wednesday June 24th, 2009 MLS game between Toronto FC and New York Red Bulls played at BMO Field in Toronto at 7:30pm.

Toronto FC (black socks, shorts, names and numbers, pink shirts)

................24 Stefan Frei
......3 Nana Attakora...6 Nick Garcia...15 Adrian Serioux
14 Dwayne DeRosario...20 Amado Guevara...2 Sam Cronin...33 Carl Robinson (cpt)...11 Jim Brennan (cpt)
...........19 Chad Barrett...8 Pablo Vitti

18 Brian Edwards (gk)...4 Marco Velez (def)...7 Fuad Ibrahim (fwd)...9 Danny Dichio (fwd)...17 O'Brian White (fwd)...27 Gabe Gala (def)...32 Emmanuel Gomez (def)
team officials:...head coach Chris Cummins

New York Red Bulls (all white, red names and numbers)

.................1 Danny Cepero
17 Jeremy Hall...4 Carlos Mendes...27 Andrew Boyens...16 Alfredo Pacheco
32 Luke Sassano...6 Seth Stammler...13 Jorge Rojas...Nick Zimmerman
..............15 John Wolyniec...9 Juan Pablo Angel

Subs:...18 Jon Conway (gk)...7 Khano Smith (mid)...8 Sinisa Ubiparipovic (mid)...10 Macoumba Kandji (mid)...14 Matthew Mbuta (mid)... 19 Dane Richards (mid)...23 Juan Pietravallo (mid)
team officials:...head coach Juan Carlos Osorio

Game officials:...referee Baldomero Toledo....referee's assistants Daniel Belleau and Philippe Briere...fourth official Steven Del Piero...(yellow shirts, black shorts and socks)

1st Half:...game starts 8:07pm...TFC defend north end on this warm evening with the sun in the north west. No real wind today.
1 min...TFC Guevara run down middle and passes left to TFC DeRosario who rolls cross to edge of box and TFC Cronin's show deflects off defender for cornerkick on on left.
1 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from right is over players in box and bounces out for NY throw-in on left.
2 min...NY Stammler on rush gets 28 yard shot from left is caught by goalie.
4 min...NY Angel rolls pass to NY Stammler but his weak 20 yard shot up middle rolls wide left.
4 min...TFC Cronin cross from 25 yards on left is headed away from inside box by defender.
6 min...TFC Guevara up middle rolls 25 yard shot wide right.
9 min...TFC Barrett deflected shot from 25 yards goes for cornerkick as goalie leaps to catch ball wide right of net but he lands over the end line.
10 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from right has TFC Serioux and TFC Attakora miss redirecting header from 6 yards and ball deflects out of box.
11 min...TFC DeRosario gets pass from TFC Garcia on rush down right has goalie smother low 15 yard shot near right post.
13 min...TFC DeRosario pass through box from right can't be played as TFC Barrett has flown on edge of box tangling with defender.
14 min...TFC Vitti 30 yard shot from left is well right of net.
16 min...NY Angel pass from middle to open NY Rojas whose shot cross from 15 yards on left is well wide right of net.
20 min...TFC Vitti cross from left 30 yards finds TFC DeRosario offside on right at 20 yards.
22 min...NY Rojas cross from left 30 yards has TFC Serioux slide back to prevent NY Angel from getting to ball although he concedes cornerkick.
22 min...NY Rojas cornerkick from right is over all players in box.
24 min...NY Zimmerman good dribbling but cross blocked on right off TFC Brennan for cornerkick.
24 min...NY Rojas cornerkick from right has NY Stammler midair blast from 10 yards on left sail well over net.
27 min...TFC Vitti rolls cross from 20 yards on extreme left and NY Mendes pop up clearance shot. TFC Brennan then sends in cross from left and NY Boyens heads ball out right side of box.
27 min...TFC Pablo Vitti GOAL...TFC Nana Attakora chips up ball from 25 yards on right and Vitti charges forward and whiffs on kick at 10 yards on bounce but recovers to heads ball over goalie from 7 yards with goalie in front of him who'd come out too late.
29 min...TFC Attakora 55 yard ball into box from right bounces to goalie.
29 min...NY Wolyniec launches 25 yard shot well over net.
33 min...TFC DeRosario on right taps ball back to TFC Attakora who chips ball into box from 20 yards and TFC Guevara 8 yard header that's caught by goalie near right post.
34 min...TFC DeRosario from 30 yards on right into box and TFC Guevara gets foot to ball at 12 yards and pops ball up and NY goalie outjumps TFC Guevara at 6 yards.
35 min...There's no goal as a TFC Barrett dribbles over end line on left before passing ball to TFC DeRosario for 3 yard tap-in.
37 min...TFC Attakora gets pass from TFC Vitti in open on right and cuts to net and shoots 22 yarder wide right.
38 min...TFC Barrett quick throw-in from left has TFC Vitti pop header to goalie from 20 yards.
40 min...TFC Garcia takes ball off NY Wolyniec but knocks ball for cornerkick.
41 min...TFC YELLOW card...Robinson for complaining about awarding of cornerkick.
41 min...NY Rojas cornerkick from left has TFC Robinson boot ball away.
42 min...TFC Vitti is offside rolls ball off goalie and wide right from 8 yards.
43 min...NY Zimmerman injured at TFC 35 yards when TFC Robinson steps on his foot while on run.
44 min...TFC Attakora heads ball forward to open TFC DeRosario on right who holds up at 12 yards to spin around in front of goalie and take shot that's saved on line by NY Boyens. TFC Attakora crosses partial clearance from 25 yards on right and NY defender knocks down and NY Zimmerman at 20 yards clears ball away.
46 min...half ends 8:25pm.

Halftime Entertainment is once again Jack Astor's "Eye for the lame guy" where a fan gets a makeover and comes back out dressed with TFC gear. Also there's a Carlsberg Beer carton kick over where teams of fans try to knock empty cartons of beer off a bench with a soccer ball. Three teams of two missed every one of their kicks and they had to settle the winner with a game of Rock-Paper-Scissors. Fans were booing as these were supposed to be teams that had won semi-finals of other carton kick contests. Winning team won a trip to Las Vegas.

2nd Half:...starts 8:41pm.
halftime sub:...NY Richards replaces Angel.
46 min...NY Zimmerman blasts 35 yard shot up middle just over net.
47 min...NY Zimmerman 30 yard freekick from left has TFC Serioux head ball away for throw-in on left.
47 min...NY Pacheco gets recross of his throw-in from left and boots cross to right side of box where defender clears.
49 min...NY Mendes prevents TFC Barrett from getting to ball along left sideline and rolls for goalkick.
49 min...NY Pacheco cross from 35 yards on left has TFC Serioux boot ball out of box over end line for cornerkick.
50 min...NY Zimmerman cornerkick from left has TFC Robinson head ball away.
51 min...TFC DeRosario on right pushes ball to TFC Barrett who sends in 8 yarder into net but ruled offside.
53 min...TFC DeRosario low cross from right has defender clear away from box.
53 min...TFC DeRosario cross from right has NY Hall head ball away from box.
54 min...NY Rojas cornerkick from right has TFC Brennan head away out left side of box.
56 min...NY Richards cross from 30 yards on right has NY Wolyniec not able to turn header at 8 yards.
57 min...NY Richards rolls cross from 12 yards but TFC Serioux clears away.
58 min...TFC Dwayne DeRosario GOAL...TFC Nana Attakora controls loose ball at center line on right and rolls ball forward to TFC Chad Barrett on right sideline at 30 yards. Barrett chips ball over defender to DeRosario who chips 15 yard shot from right over goalie at 5 yards out.
59 min...NY Richards misses jamming in 5 yarder on right.
59 min...NY Stammler directs header on cornerkick from left that goalie catches on bounce.
60 min...TFC DeRosario sends in ball from 40 yards on left that finds TFC Guevara all alone on right at 10 yards but defenders close in and block his shot. TFC Cronin rolls cross from 15 yards on right back to TFC DeRosario who boots 22 yard pass back up middle well over net.
60 min...NY Richards first touch pushes ball too far forward at 15 yards on right and goalie clears away.
61 min...NY Richards 15 yard shot deflects off TFC Brennan for cornerkick.
62 min...NY Rojas cornerkick from right has TFC Stammler head ball from 8 yards just wide left of net.
62 min...NY goalie outjumps TFC Vitti for ball on left that TFC DeRosario had crossed from 30 yards on right.
63 min...TFC Attakora and TFC Serioux squeeze NY Stammler charging in at 15 yards but he can't draw penalty kick.
64 min...TFC sub...Dichio replaces Barrett.
............NY sub...Ubiparipovic replaces Mendes.
65 min...NY Rojas 35 yard chip is wide right of net.
66 min...TFC Brennan rush on left rolls cross but defender clears.
67 min...NY Pacheco cross from 35 yards on left has ball bounce into box and TFC Serioux clear ahead of NY Ubiparipovic.
67 min...NY Rojas cross from 35 yards down the middle has TFC goalie leap to catch ball wide right of net to prevent ball going to NY player on end line.
70 min...NY Rojas blasts ball well wide left in crowd of players at 15 yards from left. TFC Garcia had make block among other blocks.
72 min...NY Hall cross from 35 yards on right is through box unplayed as it's over players on edge of box.
74 min...TFC sub...Ibrahim replaces Vitti.
75 min...TFC Serioux injured near center circle and TFC Garcia blocks out NY Richards from getting shot on right side run letting TFC goalie slide out to smother ball at 5 yards on right.
76 min...TFC YELLOW card...DeRosario earns it for pushing incident at TFC 40 yards when TFC Serioux bumped NY Richards after whistle brought the ball up field.
79 min...TFC Cronin blasts tap back from TFC Guevara down middle from 30 yards that goalie palms ball over net.
79 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from left has NY Boyens clear away.
80 min...NY Rojas 20 yard blast up middle is blocked by TFC Serioux.
81 min...NY sub...Smith replaces Rojas.
82 min...TFC Guevara taps pass over from right and TFC DeRosario 30 yard blast down middle is just over bar.
83 min...TFC Cronin from TFC 35 yards passes forward and TFC DeRosario gets breakaway from 45 yards on left and 15 yard shot on left has goalie push ball wide left of near post.
83 min...TFC Guevara cornerkick from left has TFC Dichio pop 6 yard header over bar.
86 min...TFC sub...Velez replaces DeRosario who had been injured at NY 45 yards although play continued well after he went down.
87 min...TFC Serioux leaps to head away cross from NY Pacheco on left for cornerkick.
87 min...NY Zimmerman cornerkick from left has TFC Dichio pop header through box out right side.
88 min...NY Richards on run from left and ball partially knocked away by sliding TFC Attakora rolls up from 10 yards for diving TFC goalie but NY Wolyniec gets foot to it to tip wide left at 3 yards.
89 min...TFC Ibrahim 35 yard shot from right is wide left.
90 min...NY Ubiparipovic rolls 50 yard freekick to right where NY Hall run on right has 20 yard chip popped up off defender and cleared from right edge of box.
91 min...NY Stammler 30 yard cross from left has TFC Serioux head ball away just inside box.
91 min...NY Stammler 30 yard shot from left has ball just wide left of net.
93 min...game ends 9:29pm.

Final Score:.......Toronto FC.......2..........New York Red Bulls..........0...........

Attendance was announced 20902. The crowd started off at much lower than that but the seats gradually filled in while the game wore on as people arrived after work.

The Man of the Match (who is always a TFC player) was forward Pablo Vitti. This was his first goal as a member of TFC although he has been there right from the start of the season. One goal in all this many games with all the chances he gets is not good enough to be a starter. Will the new signing Ali Gerba, a Canadian International (and former player of the Toronto Lynx when they were in USL Division 1) be the player who displaces him?

Before the game the Voyageurs Cup was presented to Toronto FC for their winning of the Nutrilife Canadian Championship against USL 1 teams Vancouver Whitecaps and Montreal Impact. TFC had an identical record but had a better goals average than Vancouver. The trophy was given to captain Jim Brennan and player Dwayne DeRosario by Voyageurs member Rudi Schuller. I helped finance the purchase of that trophy eight years ago. Montreal had won the trophy in the previous seven years. I was figuring I had paid for somewhere between 3 to 5% of the cost but I'll never get within 80 yards of it now. The fans tonight, along with their other songs, sang a one-worder--"Championaires" in honour of their victory.

Their were no in-stadium announcements of why TFC wore pink uniforms tonight. While I found out later it was for Breast Cancer Awareness the rumour near my section was for either that or because we were in the middle of Pride Week.

Before and during the teams pre-game workout, Red Bull players Albert Celades and Macoumba Kandji run around and around the perimeter of the field. Neither of them were listed as a substitute for tonight's game.

TFC finally found a team they could beat again as the struggling Red Bulls hadn't won a road game since last year and are below them in the standings. This was the second time they have beat this team within the last ten days. Great scheduling to play a team when they are in a slump although the earlier game was actually moved up from August to make room from the international friendly against Real Madrid. The result slingshots TFC up to second place in the Eastern Conference standings.

TFC is now away from BMO Field until July 18th as they have to play some road games and have a week off sometime in between.

Rocket Robin

New York Red Bulls (2-11-4) vs. Toronto FC (6-5-4) 
June 24, 2009 -- BMO Field 

Scoring Summary: 
TOR -- Pablo Vitti 1 (Nana Attakora 1) 28
TOR -- Dwayne De Rosario 5 (Chad Barrett 2, Nana Attakora 2) 59

New York Red Bulls -- Danny Cepero, Jeremy Hall, Andrew Boyens, Carlos Mendes (Sinisa Ubiparipovic 65), 
Alfredo Pacheco, Nick Zimmerman, Luke Sassano, Seth Stammler, Jorge Rojas (Khano Smith 81), 
Juan Pablo Angel (Dane Richards 46), John Wolyniec.

Substitutes Not Used: Jon Conway, Macoumba Kandji, Matthew Mbuta, Juan Pietravallo

Toronto FC -- Stefan Frei, Nana Attakora, Nick Garcia, Adrian Serioux, Amado Guevara, Sam Cronin, 
Carl Robinson, Jim Brennan, Dwayne De Rosario (Marco Velez 86), Chad Barrett (Danny Dichio 64), 
Pablo Vitti (Fuad Ibrahim 75), 

Substitutes Not Used: Brian Edwards, Gabe Gala, Emmanuel Gomez, O'Brian White

 	Toronto FC 			New York Red Bulls 
total shots: 15 (Dwayne De Rosario 6)  	11 (Seth Stammler 6)  
shots on goal: 6 (Dwayne De Rosario 3)  	2 (Seth Stammler 2)  
fouls: 6 (5 tied with 1)  		7 (John Wolyniec 2)  
offsides: 7 (Dwayne De Rosario 4)  	1 (Dane Richards 1)  
corner kicks: 4 (Amado Guevara 4)  	8 (Jorge Rojas 5)  
saves: 2 (Stefan Frei 2)  		4 (Danny Cepero 4)  

Misconduct Summary: 
TOR -- Carl Robinson (caution; Dissent) 41
TOR -- Dwayne De Rosario (caution; Unsporting Behavior) 76

referee: Baldomero Toledo
Referee's Assistants: Daniel Belleau; Philippe Briere
4th official: Steven DePiero
time of game: 1:50
attendance: 20,902
weather: Clear -and- 86 degrees

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial 

Presentation of the Voyageurs trophy by Rudi Schuller to TFC captain Jim Brennan.

TFC starters dressed in pink for tonight's game.

Red Bulls starters

Red Bulls on rush.

TFC Dwayne DeRosario on rush.

another Red Bulls rush

Red Bulls players on edge of own box.

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